9780202361369

African Ecology and Human Evolution

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  • ISBN13:

    9780202361369

  • ISBN10:

    0202361365

  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-01-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The record of man's early evolution, though still fragmentary, is more complete on the African continent than anywhere else in the world. The ecological context of this evolution, however, has been studied intensively only in recent years. This pioneering volume draws together eminent specialists from many fields-physical anthropologists, zoologists, geologists, paleontologists, and prehistorians-who summarize here the results of their diverse research on Pleistocene environments and the cultural and biological evolution of man in Africa.

Table of Contents

Preface
Climatic-Geomorphologic Interpretation of Pleistocene Sediments in the Eurafrican Subtropicsp. 1
The Distribution of Tropical African Birds as an Indicator of Past Climatic Changesp. 28
Observations on the Ecology of Some Large African Mammalsp. 43
Continental Vertebrate Faunas of the Tertiary of North Africap. 55
Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of Africa, with Particular Reference to Southern Africap. 65
The Late Tertiary and Pleistocene in the Sahara and Adjacent Southerly Regionsp. 117
Some Aspects of the Pleistocene Paleogeography of the Chad Basinp. 230
The Later Tertiary and Pleistocene in Eastern Equatorial Africap. 246
Paleoecological Conditions of the Lake Albert-Lake Edward Riftp. 276
Observations on the Absolute Chronology of the Upper Pleistocenep. 285
Brief Remarks on the Vegetation of the Mountainous Regions of East Congop. 304
Pleistocene Environments in Southern Africap. 308
Baboon Ecology and Human Evolutionp. 335
Observations on the Ecology and Social Behavior of the Mountain Gorillap. 368
Adaptive Radiation in the Australopithecines and the Origin of Manp. 385
Human Evolution in Morocco, in the Framework of the Paleoclimatic Variations of the Atlantic Pleistocenep. 417
Very Early East African Hominidae, and Their Ecological Settingp. 448
Acheulian Hunter-Gatherers of Sub-Saharan Africap. 458
Some Ecological Factors Effecting Human Populations in Sub-Saharan Africap. 534
Transcript of Discussionsp. 547
Indexp. 655
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